Mage: Refuge a Prequel

Keep on the Heathlands recently published a review of the new Vampire the Masquerade mobile game from White Wolf Publishing, Vampire: We Eat Blood  All Our Friends Are Dead. After reading his review I was anxious to see what White Wolf did with Mage in Mage: Refuge. For anyone familiar with choose your own adventure […]

Narrative Dissonance and Humanity in the World of Darkness

Who is the true underlying villain in the original “big five” games of the World of Darkness?  I can’t really think of a more loaded question related to White Wolf’s flagship IP.  At first glance, it seems as though every game has its own villain: Werewolf has the Wyrm; Mage has the Nephandi, and in some […]

Bennies/Inspiration Points

Selection from: ‘An Orange Juice Chaser,’ By Joshua Heath Bobby screamed to his mooks and I focused on running. I tore through a side alley, but like I said, Lady Luck had it in for me that Tuesday morning. There was the damn garbage truck, pulled back and collecting from the alley at that very […]

X-Card and Fade to Black Mechanics

*Trigger Warning: violence, and clowns Crack… slurp… slarhp… shoooweekk As I creeped down the hall, I couldn’t close my ears. The sounds surrounded me, like a bag thrown over my head. I had to step around the corner, I had to face this thing. Yet, the longer I waited the longer I felt like I […]

Advantage/Disadvantage in D&D 5th Edition

Marlaa I’ve always been a good shot with a bow. Even as an Elven child growing up in Evermeet, I was exceptional. Yesterday was no exception, but I think I’ve taken my archery skill to a new level. We were taking out a hive of Ankheg’s and I was hitting eye shot after eye shot. […]

The Curse in MES Werewolf: The Apocalypse

My Boss is Great, Scary, but Great I love my boss, but he scares the crap out of me at the same time. Our meetings are usually only 10-15 minutes. We’ll be sitting around the table, running through power points, and he’ll drop in. “Mark, you’ve got 2 minutes today, 1 up, 1 down, 1 […]

Deadline Express 5

Howdy, amigo!   We’ve been talking quite a bit about who your character is, and by now you’ve either come up with a great concept, or at least are toying around with a few.  So let’s take a little bit of time to kick around some thoughts on who your people are.   The Weird […]

LARPers of Color – Michael Underwood

Can you tell us how you got into the hobby? Do you have a preference for a particular form of LARP (parlor, Boffer, etc.) What LARPs are you currently involved with? How long have you been LARPing?   I started LARPing with Amtgard, and have always been a bit more partial to boffer games than […]